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Aug 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
quote , with documents provided by snowden, details another nsa surveillance program, a top secret national security agency program that allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing e-mails, online chats and the browsing history of millions of individuals. those details of yet another nsa surveillance program are sure to add to the momentum decidedly, sharply, i would say surprisingly in one direction.
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
quote on martin luther king and the anti-war movement. secondly, as secret as the nsa is, we know there's serious abuse, in 2011, there was an 86-page ruling from the fisa court saying what the nsa was doing, systematically violated the constitution and the law.
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
quote another hearing on the nsa surveillance program. house speaker nancy pelosi called the report, quote, extremely disturbing in a statement saying in part, congress must conduct rigorous oversight to ensure that all incidents, all incidents of noncompliance are reported to the oversight committees and the fisa court in a timely and comprehensive manner and that appropriate steps are taken to ensure violations are not repeated. the report stems from an nsa audit obtained by the post from leaker edward snowden.
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
quote clapper to admit there are numerous violations of the law that the nsa is committing and they try to slough it off and say it's not intentional. it's much more serious than the government is letting on. the problem is, it's all done in secret, the lesson of the united states historically, over the last century, is that if you build the surveillance system
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
quote for it to be within the four squares of the law as the nsa understands it, is that right?
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quote keith alexander, the head of the nsa, one of the most powerful men in the world, a man who up until now has been content in the shadows, defending himself on video, before a crowd peppered with hecklers. >> our nation takes stopping terrorism as one of the most important things. >> freedom. >> exactly. and with that, when you think about it, how do we do that. because we stand for freedom.
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
quote collection program, end quote. nsa officials said the agency's activities were lawful and any mistakes were largely
MSNBC
Aug 30, 2013 10:00am PDT
quote , 69% goes to the nsa, cia and the national reconnaissance center. how have you assessed from all that you have been reporting here the value we're getting, the bank for the buck? what are we doing well and not so well? >> they have some fairly frank internal report cards here. they talk about where they think they've had successes and where they have critical gaps. of course, the president and
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quote behind the nsa surveillance programs. you've read through it. were you comforted by it? do you think it made a clear case for why they have this authority and why it needs to be used? >> no, it reads like someone got high and mixed up a deepak chopra book with their manual. >> so you didn't like it? >> i was not that impressed. >> so you didn't write it?
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quote of indicating about shows that under certain conditions starting in 2011 the nsa was given the authority to search for u.s. person identifiers,
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote nsa employee, uncovering government secrets, shooting and producing
MSNBC
Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm PDT
quote >> working with top-level sources like that former nsa employee, uncovering government secrets, shooting and producing her films all over the world, laura poitras, the documentarian, she has been busy. she's been doing traveling for her work, for her films, she found she gets stopped a lot at the airport and not anything like what you might get stopped for at the airport for. she's been stopped dozens and dozens of times at the airport. for interrogations that sometimes last for hours. miss poitras started taking extraordinary precautions with her data using encrypted e-mail, working on computers that were not connected to the internet. stashing her notes in safe deposit boxes. she kept on, though, getting stopped at the airport. starting in 2006, she was detained and questioned like
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 2:30am PDT
together. >>> now the latest on the nsa and its surveillance programs. glenn greenwald dropped another revelation on the nsa ability to spy on millions of people. according to a reporter, the agency uses a program called x keyscore which gives analysts access to megadata. the nsa claims this program is its widest reaching television system. the program collects activity. e-mails, browser history can be searched by name, or keyword. this is critical for protecting america. internal documents say 300 terrorists were captured using information from x-keyscore. greenwald spoke about the program last night on msnbc. >> there's no oversight on these analysts, they click the clickdown menu. we think he's foreign, we think he works for a foreign government. they're often running with extremely evasive surveillance. >> meanwhile. both sides are questioning the nsa programs. patrick leahy lead the committee hearing said he's seen a list of terror events. but was not convinced the nsa tactics are effective. later today president obama intends to meet with congress to discuss programs as fell as t
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 12:00am PDT
senators from both parties grilled officials from the fbi and nsa about the lack of transparency around the nation's sprawling surveillance operation. signalling the defunding of the nsa's phone records. they will force the government to reveal how many americans have had their information reviewed by federal agents. this as president obama on the hill today, assured lawmakers he was hearing their concerns about the reach of the nsa and even agreed to meet with a number of them at the white house tomorrow. today meetings came just hours after the administration announced they would be declassifying the now infamous secret court order compelling verizon to hand over all their american customer's phone records in bulk. that was edward snowden's first revelation, the one that kicked this whole thing off. today we got his latest. the piece published by glenn greenwald, with documents provided by snowden, details another nsa surveillance program, a top secret national security agency program that allows analysts to search with no prior authorization through vast databases containing e-mails,
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
detail wrong. the detail having to do with race. >>> and later, is is all this coverage of the nsa an outgrowth of white privilege? our guests will debate whether or not liberals are favoring certain rights for certain people over others. >>> first i want to share the three awesomest things on internet today. beginning with video that is awesome in the sense that it is just absolutely crazy. bayou corn, louisiana, is the site of what "mother jones" calls the biggest ongoing industrial disasters in the united states you haven't heard of. state is suing a mining company called texas brine for allegedly causing a massive underground sinkhole surely, slowly swallowing the town. it is growing. the entire town of 340 people have been forced to evacuate. unfortunately, the trees surrounding the sinkhole don't have that option. check that out. the assumption parish emergency response team released this video wednesday. an entire grove of trees getting sucked down, 750 feet deep. notice they don't fall over. they get sucked down into the massive hole below. amazing and terrifying. the secon
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 11:00am PDT
lawmakers are vowing more oversight amid a new report that the nsa routinely broke privacy rules in its controversial surveillance program. according to "the washington post," the nsa exceeded its legal authority thousands of times since 2008 with unauthorized surveillance of americans or foreign targets on u.s. soil. senate judiciary chairman pat leahy says he plans to hold another hearing on the nsa surveillance program. house speaker nancy pelosi called the report, quote, extremely disturbing in a statement saying in part, congress must conduct rigorous oversight to ensure that all incidents, all incidents of noncompliance are reported to the oversight committees and the fisa court in a timely and comprehensive manner and that appropriate steps are taken to ensure violations are not repeated. the report stems from an nsa audit obtained by the post from leaker edward snowden. kelly o'donnell joins me now. what kind of privacy violations are we talking about? >> what we're learning so far, these are not instances of eavesdropping on conversations or reading e-mails. it's not that kind
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 2:00am PDT
the nsa. kelly o'donnell explains. . this is a recurring -- >> the brief new look inside the secrets of the nsa. the director of national intelligence released several documents to show an oversight of the spy program that sweeps up americans phone record data and the government is acknowledged using a wider net than previously known in what is called hop analysis the nsa traces a call made by a terror suspect but can track the records linked to anyone the suspect calls and on to anyone each of those callers contact, and so on. senator dick durbin was clearly uneasy. >> when you look at the reach of this program and it envelopes a substantial number of americans. >> reporter: frustration between senators and the intelligence community starting with how nas leaker edward snowden was ever granted access to the country's most guarded spy programs. senator patrick leahy dismayed no heads are rolled at the nsa. >> a 29-year-old school dropout can come in and take out massive, massive amounts of data. it's obvious there weren't adequate controls. has anybody been fired? >> no, sir, not yet
MSNBC
Aug 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
security guards. >>> the nsa is under fire yet again. newly released government documents show the secretive court that oversees surveillance programs sharply rebuked the nsa back in 2011. the charge? the nsa was searching the kepts of internet communications in breach of the u.s. constitution. the nsa also collected as much as 56,000 e-mailed communications while it was trying to track foreign terrorists. the court criticized the agency for misrepresenting the scale of its spying practices. judge john bates wrote, quote, this court is troubled that the government's revelations marks the third instance in less than three years in which the government has disclosed a substantial misrepresentation regarding the scope of a major collection program, end quote. nsa officials said the agency's activities were lawful and any mistakes were largely unintentional. >>> talk about some material. more tapes from the height of the water gate scandal have been released. pete williams has more on the newly released tapes including a phone call from a supporter who would one day become presiden
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 11:00am PDT
to come out with some type of his own statement about where he wants to go with the nsa controversy and the transparency going on with its oversight. >> yes, thomas. we've been working our sources within the administration and on capitol hill. we have a bit of a picture of what the president plans to do. he can go on offense, anticipating, i'm sure, about the nsa leaks and the programs that the intelligence community has been undertaking to collect data and so forth. by going on offense, the president is expected to announce that he has plans to take steps to make reforms to some of those programs. with the intention of bringing greater transparency and to build more public confidence. these will be new steps, and he will lay them out in the specifics, but that's the overarching idea, how to create more confidence when there have been so many questions in the public about what these programs can do, the scope of them, the magnitude, and how to bring about more transparency. what could be declassified? we've seen steps toward that already with some of the details of these programs no
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
sources that the nsa can't determine the full extent what he took. a new report out in "wall street journal" that points to new details about the nsa surveillance reach. the report says the nsa can monitor 75% of all u.s. internet traffic. much more than had been publicly disclosed. i want to bring in alex burns and lauren fox. good morning. >> good morning. >> so, alex, is this like a spigot? things keep dripping out over time? i mean, does it mean these stores get less attention and less gets done because people sort of feel like it's the sky is falling? or is there some movement building around this when it comes to more transparency? >> chris, i think we are going to see, going into certainly 2014 and then as you see politicians, i think you'll see a intensifying discussion about this. every couple of days there is some new story what exactly the nsa is up to or some sort of personality driven drama like we have seen with eric snowden and glenn greenwald the last couple of days and keeps washington focused on this and prompt folks in the senate and house to weigh in on exactly h
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 12:00pm PDT
defenses of the nsa surveillance has been that congress authorized and therefore it's legal. in fact, that's been a bipartisan defense since the news first broke that the nsa had drastically expanded its power. >> what is clear from this information released by the dni is that each of these programs is authorized by law. >> -- overseen by congress and the courts and subject to ongoing and rigorous oversight. >> i'm glad the nsa is trying to figure out what terrorists are up to overseas and outside the country. >> what you've got is two programs that were originally authorized by congress, have been repeatedly authorized by congress, bipartisan majorities have approved them, congress is continually briefed on how these are conducted. there are a whole range of safeguards involved. and federal judges are overseeing the entire program throughout. >> but we just learned that's actually not quite true. a new bomb shell "new york times" story demolishes this court offense of the nsa's expanded spying program. turns out a secret court ruled two years ago that system of these new spying tactics we
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 8:00am PDT
telling nbc they don't know the scope of the information that snowden took. the paper revealing the nsa can tap more than 75%, three-fourths of internet traffic in the country. jim miklaszewski is joining me now to explain what happened in court and how this will play out. as we stated the appeal process is something that is automatic. >> absolutely. >> reporter: the military judge did hand down a 35-year prison term for fpc bradley manning for leaking 700,000 documents. a pretty massive leak of intelligence. the largest in u.s. history. the prosecution had asked for 60 years. the defense had asked for 25 years. and the maximum sentence would have been 90. some are already looking at this as somewhat of a win for bradley manning and his defense team. now, the judge had already ordered, prior to the sentence, that he would be given credit for the 3 1/2 years he has already spent in custody, so that already reduces the sentence. and so at the -- a little over ten years, he would be eligible for parole. that is a big wild card because who knows what the sense of bradley manning's offenses
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 6:00am PDT
with tattoos, people without tattoos. >> we did notice that -- anyway, railing against nsa surveillance, he spoke out against lindsey graham with some help from the crowd. >> one of the senators, and we won't name any names, who's republican, from a state just south of north carolina -- he said that he didn't care if we censored all of the mail. that's scary. that's pretty scary. >> well, it's not just graham who's watching his back from this part of the party. today on capitol hill, conservative groups including the tea party patriots, the club for growth, heritage action and citizens united are holding an event demanding for a vote to defund obama care. called a litmus test for all republicans. >> those of us who are republican, those of us who claim to be against obama care, who happen to vote to fund it, will have a lot to pay, will have a lot to answer for, with our constituents. >> another group that will be at today's capitol hill event, for america. they're up with a video that singles out republican leader mitch mcconnell, calling him a chicken for not joining those republican forc
MSNBC
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. >>> good evening, from new york. i'm chris hayes. tonight on "all in" nsa leaker edward snowden leaves the moscow airport behind and enters russia with temporary asylum. what does it mean for his future? and for the already tense, fraught relationship between the united states and russia? >>> also tonight, you probably know who this tony bennett is, but there's another tony bennett who should be way more famous than he already is. thanks to an outrageous story of apparent corruption that you need to know about. >>> plus, mitch mcconnell has long lived by the old adage, slow and steady wins the race, but news out of kentucky should make the republican senate leader, too slow and very, very unsteady. >>> we begin tonight with a story that i honestly and frankly did not think would be topping our broadcast. today ariel castro was was sentenced to life in prison plus 1,000 years after pleading guilty to 937 counts including rape and kidnapping of three women, two of whom an suggested as teenagers and one of whom gave birth to his daughter during captivity. this may have been a routine proc
MSNBC
Aug 4, 2013 11:00am PDT
, senator leahy, who said wait a minute, i know the nsa tells us 54 plots in one way or another have been thwarted because of the program senator chambliss is referring to, he says that's a bit of an overstatement, and he said it in open testimony this week. listen. >> what i said in open testimony is that section 215, to thwart or prevent 54 terrorist plots. not by any stretch can you get 54 terrorist plots. this program is not effective. it has to end. so far i'm not convinced by what i've seen. >> do you agree with that? >> we had a meeting in the white house. saxby and i attended it with the president. there were about ten of us, democrats and republicans, from the house and the senate, and we spent an hour and a half with the president in the oval office, an hour and a half going over this nsa, debating it back and forth. the nsa 215 program that we're talking about here is a program on domestic surveillance. in other words, do we need to collect all of the phone records of all of the people living in america for five years so that if we're going to target one particular person we're
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
describing four steps he would take to make the nsa both more transparent and more accountability including working with congress to tighten the patriot act, making sure someone represents civil liberties concerns before the powerful and secretive surveillance courts. making public the legal rationale for the government's collection activities and other steps to be more transparent about the government's surveillance program. and forming a group of outside experts to review the government's intelligence and communication technologies. the president went on to describe the questions over the balance between national security and individual liberty as a necessary debate, one we need to be having. and he said those on both sides of it are patriots. >> the men and women of our intelligence community work every single day to keep us safe because they love this country and believe in our values. they're patriots, and i believe that those who have lawfully raised their voices on behalf of privacy and civil liberties are also patriots who love our country. this is how we're going to resolve differe
MSNBC
Aug 10, 2013 4:00am PDT
of a wide-ranging news conference a day before he begins a weeklong vacation. chuck todd asked about nsa leaker edward snowden. >> he now more a whistle-blower than he is a hacker? is he a patriot? >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made these leaks. >>> after canceling a planned summit, president obama described his relationship with the russian president. >> i don't have a bad relationship with mr. putin. when we have conversations, they're candid they're blunt, oftentimes constructive. >> and he addressed concerns about al qaeda and the concerns across africa. >> has been decimated. but what i also said was that al qaeda and other extremists have metastasized into regional groups that can pose significant dangers. >> well, the president defended health care reforms and had these words for republican opponents. >> i think the really interesting question is why it is that my friends and the other party have made the idea of preventing these people from getting healt
MSNBC
Jul 31, 2013 7:00pm PDT
allows the nsa analysts to collect nearly everything a user does on the internet. that includes personal e-mails, on line chats, web searches and social media activity like facebook chats and private messages. and according to training materials, slides released today. it seems that all an analyst needs to get started is a personal e-mail address or ip address. the guardian x key score collects so much information, though, it can only be stored for three to five days. one nsa report from 2007 estimated that there were 850 billion call events collected. and stored in the nsa data bases. and close to 150 billion internet records, each day. the document says one to two billion records were added according to the guardian. today, the white house said that not all of the information in the guardian piece today is true. >> the intelligence community has explained allegations of widespread unchecked access to information are false. access to tools is limited to only personnel who are required access for their assigned tasks. and there are multiple supervisory checks for those in the system who
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 11:00am PDT
in the ongoing debate over the nsa surveillance programs. >> this is, to me, a direct consequence from what we saw in benghazi and the general program that this administration has, which is not being aggressive. >> the good news is that we picked up intelligence. that's what we do. that's what nsa does. >> michael crowley joins us live. michael, thanks for your time here. >> thanks. >> obviously, we didn't hear a lot of some of the partisan bickering we've grown sadly accustomed to. nevertheless, it was still there over the sunday morning programs. >> sure, we've seen this now for a decade. when you have a terrorist event or a major alert, people rush in with their agendas. you know, and it's interesting. i thought rick santorum's criticism in particular was kind of off base. he was saying that the president is timid about calling islamic terrorism -- about using the word terror. rhetorically, he's gone soft on this stuff. the reality is we have waged a really aggressive drone campaign in yemen to the point there's a lot of concern that the drones are doing more damage with public opinion than
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 6:00am PDT
. and another surprise headline on what the nsa is up to. an internal review shows the intel outfit broke its own rule thousands times. good morning from washington. it's friday, august 16th, 2013. and this is "the daily rundown." we're watching developing news out of egypt. the country bracing for more bloodshed today. tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood members and their supports are responding to calls for a day of rage. pouring into the streets to protest this week's brutal government crackdown. we're watching crowds demonstrators crossing a bridge through cairo. most likely trying to make its way to the square where morsi supporters are gathering. in direct defiance to the state of emergency. the army has been giving the green light to use live ammunition against the protesters. troops have been deployed to guard police and state buildings. they've set up road blocks at key junctions. there are some reports now of deadly clashes around egypt as well. the official death toll stands at 638. with nearly 4,000 people wounded. the government crackdown has sparked criticism from all corner
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. >>> the leaks keep on coming. today "the washington post" published a secret internal audit revealing the nsa violated privacy rules thousands of times. that was just over a one-year period. this comes just a week after the president promised new steps to protect the public and make surveillance programs more transparent. according to the documents obtained by "the post," the audit found more than 2700 violations. the agency claims that number is above average and blames a change in technology for the problems. okay. meanwhile, the white house so far has declined to comment on this newest report, but we're told they were aware of it prior to be its publication. you know who is ready to comment on it? our friend perry bacon, political editor for "the grio." when i look at these leaks from snowden and the national conversation and the nsa forced to say we're going to make changes, haven't really made that many changes, but they're forced to say we're going to make change, we're going to put our cards on the table, as well as 90% of the private contractors, people who do what edward snowden used
MSNBC
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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MSNBC
Aug 2, 2013 2:00am PDT
edward snowden temporary asylum. the self-professed nsa leaker got the proper documents to leave. he is in an undisclosed location this morning. and while it might help the former contractor this morning, jim aceda is joining us. what are the implications for what has happened with the whole snowden scenario? >> reporter: good morning, betty. the snowden situation has strained difficult relations between the united states and russia. the u.s. does see the snowden asylum as a slap in the face really. the question now is how far is the obama administration willing to go to embarrass putin by boycotting the g 20. obama and putin plan to have one-on-one talks in moscow before the g-20. the white house is hinting to cancel that. he spent his first night in freedom as an official refugee. his lawyer says that he's staying in the home of an american expat family, that he's learning russian and wants to get a job to support himself. not in information technology. he's more interested in becoming a human rights activist. back to you. >> very interesting. thank you very much. we'll watch that
MSNBC
Aug 8, 2013 10:00pm PDT
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Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT
, and jimy williams. we've had a lot of upset over the fact of the nsa collecting data, you know, what kind they're collecting, but it turns out there's another organization collecting information, and it's the nra. >> yes, you know, there's a couple different interesting things about this story. one the fact there's a group to the right of the nra that is attacking the nra. >> and the second thing is i think this points at something that is troubling to people that really care about civil liberties and privacy. people usually don't think about the collection of data for commercial or marketing purposes. this is why the nra was correcting this data. so they could fund raise off these people. it is just as bad or just as much an invasion of privacy. you do different things with it, but you know, i'm sort of glad they're calling attention to this. >> jimmy, how did the nra handle just the naked hypocrisy or apparent hypocrisy of railing about collecting information, when they are doing it? i realize you assume that the national rifle association has morals or any guilt -- i'm telling you that
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Aug 5, 2013 6:00am PDT
the opportunity to promote their own position on the nsa and the impact of budget cuts. >> al qaeda's on the rise in this part of the world and the nsa program is proven its worth yet again. we need to re-evaluate where we're at. sequestration has to be fixed. if this happens a year from now, our intelligence communities will be less capable. >> for more on the threat and ways being done to combat it, for that, i'm joined by nbc's justice correspondent pete williams. all right, pete, do we have new information from what we knew thursday and friday about this terror threat, from what we've learned over the weekend? >> well, yes, i think from members of congress, have been saying -- remember, they've been getting briefings on this. i must say, chuck, i think there's another factor at play here in addition to all the ones you mentioned about why the government is being so forthcoming about this. you may recall there was a lot of criticism after the bombing of twa flight 800 that the government was telling its people not to fly but not saying anything to the general traveling public. now the rule is
MSNBC
Aug 5, 2013 7:00pm PDT
night. >>> tonight, the nsa is claiming credit for discovering the latest al qaeda threat by monitoring overseas electronic communications. new information on the global terror threat. >> the terror threat continues. >> that is keeping more than a dozen u.s. embassies and consulates closed. >> we're going to keep evaluating information as it comes in. >> for others it was a chance to put the spotlight back on benghazi. >> pen gazi was a complete failure. >> a direct consequence of what we saw in benghazi. >> we've learned from benghazi, thank god. >> domestic politics are definitely driving this. >> the good news is we picked up intelligence and that's what we do. >> the nsa program -- >> that's what nsa does. >> using the threat as a vehicle to advance their own agendas. >> the deadly hit-and-run over the weekend. >> detectives believe he intentionally hit the pedestrians. >> there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field. >> bob filner is expected to enter a clinic today. >> i saw him place his hands where they did not belong on numerous women. >
MSNBC
Aug 7, 2013 12:00pm PDT
's decision to grant nsa leaker edward snowden asylum. so are we headed toward a modern-day cold war between these two? >> i was disappointed because, you know, even though we don't have an extradition treaty with them, traditionally we have tried to respect if there's a lawbreaker or an alleged lawbreaker in their country. there have been times where they slipped back into cold war thinking and a cold war mentality. what i consistently say to them and what i say to president putin is that's the past. you know e we've got to think about the future. >> mean tiemt, many are expecting more revelations from snowden related to u.s. surveillance programs. administration officials say those very programs helped uncover this latest terror threat, a potential al qaeda plot in the middle east. about a dozen and a half u.s. embassies and consulates are still closed, a precaution taken in response to that intelligence. critics of the government secrecy says the reports of this plot say snowden's leaks are adding transparency without undermining the successful spying operations. in his first public comme
MSNBC
Aug 9, 2013 10:00am PDT
of the nsa program? >> of all things on his plate, snowden leaks, the question of what does nsa do and what is surveillance about, politically had a bigger impact than the other various controversy. some argue are politically driven and others more serious than that. this one had the actual impact when you look at the polls it's that's where you see skepticism rising among particularly among folks under the age of 40 who spent a lot of time online and he has been getting a lot of advice, the president has, from outside advisers saying you have to be more public in explaining and if your going to defend and in defending. create more transparency and do these things. you have to get out there and explain these programs because you're taking on water on this topic with a group of voters and a group of americans who are inclined to be supportive of you on other things. you can't afford to lose another piece of the american electorate because you have other things you have to push. >> and this comes after congressional leaders met with him for 90 minutes ten days ago. they told him that there ha
MSNBC
Aug 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT
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